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Post by anniel on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:16 am

Silly me, somewhere since my last glitter gig 3 weeks ago, I have mislaid, lost or forgotten my entire set of glitter stencils...ARGH!!

Then yesterday I have a client who begs can I please do a 3.5 hour event for her THIS Thursday. I have had a hold with a dear agent on that day, and explain this to the client who begs to see if I can get it released to do her event. I remind her my hourly rate, does she still want me to contract--"yes, yes, yes". So I explain to the agent, get released, write out the contract and send it to her early this morning before coffee, so I can head out the door. Late this afternoon, guess who decides "not to spend the money right now", and she hopes it is okay with me. I tried to be diplomatic (and had someone else read it before I hit send, but I did tell her she left me in the lurch, and reiterate the entire scenario for her. I got an apology, and reassurance that she would use me in the future. Gosh, I'm already feelin' kinda used. (Do you really have to have an opportunity to do it again? Ha! Thank you for listening, I'm giggling again now. Flakey people. I wish I could pre-contract contracts. This seems to be my year for writing, re-writing and then changing it again for the undecided. What a Face
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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:36 am

I don't put myself out to do short notice, for reasons just like this.

If I am not doing anything else, can arrange care for mom... maybe I'll take a short notice .... but not likely.

If they can't plan at least two weeks in advance I'm not bending over to try to make it work for them.

And I hope you have a list of people that you are NEVER available for?

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Post by anniel on Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:04 am

Compiling, Shannon, hehe---I now have contracts labelled "CANCELLED" in front of the name in my file now. Maybe next time they call I'll let them know there is a PITA charge (equal to my last burn, or at least an hourly rate of my time they wasted).
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Post by Mehndi Masala on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:14 pm

I will admit.....I have a 'black list'!
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Post by Shelley Bellefontaine on Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:53 pm

That just sucks Anniel! There are some clients I will bend over backwards for...and some get I am sorry but I am booked that day Smile
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Post by freedspirit on Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:52 am

It's so aggravating..I dont think they realise that often it means..baby sitters putting off other things we had planned to do with that day etc,,Mental stress I tell ya..and then to top it off we have to act professional mind our p's and q's..I hear ya girl..Black listing...great thought..
Whenever I get people booking a couple of months in advance I always commend their organisational skills..Lov em...(except when they cancel a week out too!) lol but not often thank god.
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Post by Denise Cold on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:21 pm

She's not a competitor by any chance is she? The whole thing sounds so weird. Sorry about that. I agree with Shannon...the last minutes always seem to be the ones I have trouble with.

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Post by anniel on Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:56 am

No, an upscale children's boutique that has soirees.

But I found my stencil stash!! Hallelujah!!

Another client that had me on hold since last year, informed me that they decided on airbrushers this year, and neglected to let me know before I sent the contract. (Argh again!) They "wanted something faster this year"--so I nicely let them know that if they had communicated, we could've done one, two or three minute designs (their choice). Another lesson learned. Contract when they tell you they want you again, obtain a retainer and it's a done deal!!
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Post by anniel on Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:05 am

What a week!!---Signed on to the bank to pay my rent & someone has had themselves a shopping spree with my account!! ...could use your prayers for reverse charges on the fraud asap!! Thanks!! Oh...and I inadvertently rubbed the superglue on my hands on the lenses of my glasses... No
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Post by Denise Cold on Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:43 am

Oh, no...Looks like the bad luck is heading your way now.....my goodness. If you find out where you lost your account number, let us know.

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Post by l!zzie on Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:05 am

Oh wow... Kick Murphy out of your house Anniel ASAP!!
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Post by freedspirit on Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:47 am

Naw man..Thats a sucky week alright...Hope they catch that thief! And your glasses..What can you use to get that off...Anyone?
Wishing you some major blessings to turn all this around....
HUGS
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Post by anniel on Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:12 am

All I can do is giggle...it's sooo ridiculous! FYI, in case anybody else does it..I got most of the glue off w/91% alcohol...at least enough that it doesn't look like buggers anymore...
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Post by freedspirit on Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:04 pm

lol
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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:29 am

Oh wow... so sorry for all the not-so-fun in your life.... I'd have super glued my glasses permanently to my face Very Happy

I've had a bank account wiped out before. I dropped my card at the gas pump & in 10 minutes they somehow filled up $500 worth of gas. I got it all back, but it took about a week. How does one steal $500 in gas in the 10 minutes it took me to realize I lost my card & call the bank... I'm not sure?

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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:30 am

Oh... I also have a *%#&** NO WAY WILL I WORK FOR YOU list Very Happy
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